The NCSEA has chosen Camp Carefree as one of its State Major Projects. Camp Carefree is a camp for chronically ill and disabled children and well siblings of children with chronic illnesses. Through our fund-raising and events like our annual motorcycle ride, the North Carolina Elks have donated more than $200,000 to help support the camp.
Many children with serious health problems live a protected life and spend a good deal of their young lives in hospitals and doctor’s offices. Camp Carefree provides them with needed freedom to play, learn and have fun with others who encounter similar difficulties. The psychological, recreational and physical benefits of camping with their peers can help make their personal battle easier to bear. Sharing their feelings with others who really know what it’s like to live with someone with a chronic health problem or disability helps these children know they are not alone in their plight. OUR EMPHASIS, HOWEVER, IS ON WELLNESS AND FUN!
Since the financial burden for families who have someone with ongoing health problems is often heavy, Camp Carefree’s policy is to provide each camper this experience at no charge to their families.
For more information on Camp Carefree contact our NCSEA State Chairman: